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2014 World Cup: Ghanaian sex workers livid with Sports Ministry over snub

Published on: 11 June 2014
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Ghanaian sex workers are angry with the country’s Sports Ministry for sidelining them ahead of the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil.

Leader of the Ghanaian prostitutes,  Maame Esi,  feels they have been left in the dark as the country prepares to fly out 500 fans to the global showpiece in Brazil this week.

They claim they have not been included in the list and are demanding a fair share of their inclusion in the list of fans expected to travel to the South American country.

“I don’t understand why they will not include us among the fans who will travel to Brazil,” Esi told Accra-based Happy FM

“We are also Ghanaians and have a lot to offer to the players and the fans as well.

“We’ll be there to entertain the players and the fans. We shall reduce the prize so everybody will be happy.

“The cost of buying Brazilian hair is expensive but I promise that we’ll make everybody happy when we get the chance to be in Brazil.”

With a barely 24 hours  before the World Cup kicks off, Brazil’s one million sex workers are preparing to cash in.

From taking English lessons to setting up credit card facilities, the host country’s licensed brothels and street workers are making sure they take advantage of the big event.

More than 3.7 million soccer fans are this month expected to flood Brazil, where prostitution is legal.

In downtown Belo Horizonte are 23 brothels, known as zonas, hidden up narrow staircases and between grim-looking shops.

A number of the zonas’s sex workers are getting English classes from a volunteer to cash in on the six matches the city’s Mineirão stadium will host.


This article has 7 comment(s), give your comment
  • Hakib High-guy says:
    June 11, 2014 08:14 am
  • Mumbi says:
    June 11, 2014 09:15 am
    The one in orange dress and white handcachief has nice thighs. I feel bad to see such a girl rotting on Accra streets as a prostitute. @Ghanaman is looking 4 a job from GSN so that he marry one of those girls.
  • Assisi says:
    June 11, 2014 09:16 am
    What are we reading here. GSN, u can't be serious. Remove this article out from this site. It's embarrassing.
  • Drizzla says:
    June 11, 2014 09:48 am
    Michael how can U say she shld gv her sef to Jesus. Why not say God Almighty....Plzzzzzxzx bear it in mind that Jesus is not God. From what I just read, I am tempted to believe that U don't knw God. You worship Jesus but not God. Change ur ways
  • Michael says:
    June 11, 2014 06:48 am
    Maami Esi you must be ashamed of yourself. You better repent before you meet God on the judgement day. Give your life to Jesus Christ.
  • Edifor says:
    June 11, 2014 11:15 am
    Why, u show pics with their faces n why not these pics? Expose them to public domain since they have exposed themselves n proud of what they do. Why hide their faces. Oh God help us and save us.
  • Godwins says:
    June 11, 2014 11:15 am
    SMH! You guys are pretty good fools